Grand Rounds: Lessons from the cockpit: How team training can reduce errors on L&D

January 1, 2006

Although many ob/gyns believe they already work on an interdisciplinary team, most don't really apply the principles of teamwork on labor and delivery. This Harvard team has discovered that applying the concepts used by military and commercial flight teams—an approach called Crew Resource Management—can improve patient safety and reduce the epidemic of lawsuits plaguing the specialty.